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Mark Borkum

Mark Borkum

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7211


Mark Borkum, M.Eng., Ph.D., is a computer scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA. His work focuses on the usage and application of computer science and software engineering techniques and technologies to enable and to support interdisciplinary research.

Mark is the software architect, lead software developer and lead data scientist for the Unique Building Identification (UBID) project. He is also a software developer for the Building Energy Asset Score research project, focusing on the implementation of the project's BuildingSync import and export capabilities.

Research Interests

  • Computer science and software engineering
  • Computational biology
  • Knowledge representation and management

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK, 2013
  • M.Eng. Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, 2008

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member, 2013—present.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs (IMPEL) by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO).
  • 2010 European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG) Technology Award.
  • 2009 Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Mobility Award.

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications


  • Eloe-Fadrosh E., F. Ahmed, F. Anubhav, M. Babinski, J. Baumes, M.I. Borkum, and L.M. Bramer, et al. 2022. "The National Microbiome Data Collaborative Data Portal: an integrated multi-omics microbiome data resource." Nucleic Acids Research 50, no. D1:D828-D836. PNNL-SA-165796. doi:10.1093/nar/gkab990


  • Gourisetti S., D.J. Sebastian Cardenas, B.P. Bhattarai, P. Wang, S.E. Widergren, M.I. Borkum, and A.M. Randall. 2021. "Blockchain Smart Contract Reference Framework and Program Logic Architecture for Transactive Energy Systems." Applied Energy 304. PNNL-SA-160386. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117860


  • Wood-Charlson E.M., F. Anubhav, D.L. Auberry, H. Blanco, M.I. Borkum, Y. Eberlim de Corilo, and K.W. Davenport, et al. 2020. "The National Microbiome Data Collaborative: Enabling Microbiome Science." Nature Reviews Microbiology 18, no. 6:313-314. PNNL-SA-152551. doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0377-0


  • Gourisetti S.G., S.E. Widergren, M.E. Mylrea, P. Wang, M.I. Borkum, A.M. Randall, and B.P. Bhattarai. 2019. Blockchain Smart Contracts for Transactive Energy Systems. PNNL-29017. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Blockchain Smart Contracts for Transactive Energy Systems
  • Wang N., E. Vlachokostas, M.I. Borkum, H. Bergmann, and S. Zaleski. 2019. "Unique Building Identifier: A Natural Key for Building Data Matching and its Energy Applications." Energy and Buildings 184. PNNL-SA-132556. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.11.052


  • Yesiltepe Y., J. Nunez, S.M. Colby, D.G. Thomas, M.I. Borkum, P.N. Reardon, and N.M. Washton, et al. 2018. "An automated framework for NMR chemical shift calculations of small organic molecules." Journal of Cheminformatics 10. PNNL-SA-137588. doi:10.1186/s13321-018-0305-8


  • Borkum M.I., P.N. Reardon, R.C. Taylor, and N.G. Isern. 2017. "Modeling Framework for Isotopic Labeling of Heteronuclear Moieties." Journal of Cheminformatics 9, no. 1:Article No. 14. PNNL-SA-121041. doi:10.1186/s13321-017-0201-7
  • White R.A., A. Rivas-Ubach, M.I. Borkum, M. Koberl, A. Bilbao Pena, S.M. Colby, and D.W. Hoyt, et al. 2017. "The state of rhizospheric science in the era of multi-omics: A practical guide to omics technologies." Rhizosphere 3, no. 2:212-221. PNNL-SA-124859. doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.05.003
  • White R.A., M.I. Borkum, A. Rivas-Ubach, A. Bilbao Pena, J.P. Wendler, S.M. Colby, and M. Koberl, et al. 2017. "From data to knowledge: The future of multi-omics data analysis for the rhizosphere." Rhizosphere 3, no. 2:222-229. PNNL-SA-125262. doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.05.001

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